Rohit Sarma, who was playing in India`s ongoing four-day warm-up game against Leicestershire, has gone into quarantine. Ind vs Eng Test: Rohit Sharma tests Covid-19 positive. “#TeamIndia Captain Rohit Sharma has tested positive for COVID-19 following a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) conducted on Saturday.
Rohit Sharma is currently in isolation at the team hotel and is under the care of the BCCI Medical Team,” the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) tweeted. #TeamIndia Captain Mr Rohit Sharma has tested positive for COVID-19 following a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) conducted on Saturday. He is currently in isolation at the team hotel and is under the care of the BCCI Medical Team. — BCCI (@BCCI) June 25, 2022
Subject to recovery, Rohit Sharma is set to lead the team against England in the postponed fifth Test match Ind vs Eng Test starting July 1 in Edgbaston. India leads the series 2-1. The rescheduled match is a part of last year`s five-match Test series that had to be delayed after the fourth Test due to a Covid-19 outbreak in the Indian camp.
The warm-up fixture will be an opportunity for the Men in Blue to get into cement themself in the new condition after a long time for the all-important fifth Test. Recently, Rohit Sharma completed his 15 years in international cricket for India. Rohit Sharma made his ODI debut for the national side on this day in 2007 against Ireland in Belfast.
Rohit Sharma took to social media to share a heartwarming message on completing 15 years in international cricket.” Hello everyone, Today I will be completing 15 years of international cricket since I made my debut for India. What a journey it has been, surely one that I will cherish for the rest of my life.
I just want to thank everyone who has been a part of this journey and a special thanks to the people who helped me become the player that I am today. To all the cricket lovers, fans and critics your love and support for the team is what gets us over those hurdles we all inevitably come across. Thanking you, RS,” said the star Indian batter Rohit Sharma in his message.
India leads the Test series against England 2-1. Rohit had earlier captained India to a 2-0 home Test series win over Sri Lanka this year. If he recovers in time for the match in Edgbaston, then it would be his first Test match as captain of the Indian team away from home.
Virat Kohli-led India had taken a 2-1 lead against England last year but the fifth and final test had to be cancelled due to a Covid outbreak in the Indian camp. The BCCI and ECB decided to rearrange the remaining Test match this year. India will also play three T20Is and three ODIs on the tour apart from the Test match.